Tag Archive: First Amendment

Public Statement Regarding Litigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: We believe that the real goal of this lawsuit is to discover the identity of anonymous posters so they, and future commentators on this site will be intimidated and discouraged from voicing their opinions. This tactic has a name. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are a common tool used to silence and intimidate those exercising their right to free speech. We believe that this case is a textbook example of a…
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Three Dismissed From Defamation Suit

I want to issue a very heartfelt thank you to Paul Alan Levy, Esq. of the Public Citizen group for his organization’s successful efforts in negotiating the dismissal of John Doe Defendants #9, #10 and #13 from the defamation lawsuit. You can read about his efforts here: http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/2012/12/gang-rape-by-football-stars-in-steubenville-ohio-subpoenas-to-identify-anonymous-commenters.html

Bloggers & First Amendment Issues

Tonight on Behind the Yellow Tape the discussion will be the Steubenville case and litigation against anyone who made commentary on the case.  Join Joey Ortega tonight at 10PM EST on Behind the Yellow Tape. blogtalkradio.com/behindtheyellowtape Also, you are encouraged to call in to voice your opinion.  When you call in, Joey will not be referring to the digits of your phone number so that there is anonymity and protection of identities, just start talking. …
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